Unnecessary Roughness

Definition

A conduct- or safety-related infraction such as hitting a ball carrier after he is already out of bounds, "piling on" a ball carrier who is already down, or violent contact with an opponent who is away from and out of the play.

Outcome

15 yards; automatic first down if committed by defense

2009 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 4.63 Unnecessary Roughness penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona18555023555023
Atlanta1611401010132155
Baltimore18682042328012
Buffalo16683142347130
Carolina16565023115110
Chicago16689033453022
Cincinnati17221102793125
Cleveland164582318103135
Dallas18683042230120
Denver16230111446022
Detroit16337021668133
Green Bay17569023690015
Houston16131700768109053
Indianapolis191150018101044
Jacksonville16345021328121
Kansas City16335130345021
St. Louis16787225460031
Miami16345021565023
Minnesota188103135575132
New England17449013230011
New Orleans19681033561032
N.Y. Giants16550132230111
N.Y. Jets197100125447004
Oakland16344112339321
Philadelphia17896026663006
Pittsburgh16456031345003
San Diego17658051335021
San Francisco16575041798034
Seattle16345012690151
Tampa Bay16345021574032
Tennessee164601227105043
Washington1611510100000
Totals26714819601476721481960147276
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